Uganda Premier League record holders SC Villa have officially unveiled former U17 striker Iddi Abdulwahid on a three-year employment contract that will keep him at the club till 2024.
His unveiling was made official via the club’s official website and social media platforms on Monday August 30th.
Wahid joins from 2021/22 league debutants Arua Hill SC, with whom he spent an entire season and was instrumental in their promotion to the topflight league following a successful campaign.
Upon his unveiling, Wahid thanked the club for believing in him and expressed his readiness for the new challenge.
The former Onduparaka Junior team striker rose to prominence in 2019 following superb performances while with the national team at the U17 Cecafa championship, a tournament they convincingly crowned.
Wahid was indeed special at the tournament, so much so that he emerged as the topscorer as the team earned their first ever qualification to the U17 AFCON tournament that was held in Tanzania.
He had this to say at his unveiling:
“I am glad to be at this great club and I want to thank them for believing in me. I am willing to give everything for this new challenge.”
Wahid becomes the seventh signing for the Jogoos in the ongoing transfer window joining players like: Kenneth Ssemakula, Gift Fred, Bayo Ali, Travis Mutyaba, Oscar Mawa and his comrade Isma Mugulusi.
Reports highlight the club to have reached an agreement with 2020 Masaza Cup topscorer Charles Bbaale with only official unveiling pending.
The club’s elections that were set to happen on Saturday August 28th last week were called off following a court order.
The 16-time record Uganda Premier League champions look to be headed for a rebuild come next season and many more new signings are promised to be on their way.
Despite the debacle with the elections for the club presidency that had been scheduled for August 28th, there is renewed belief in terms of the talent arriving despite the uncertainty arounding the politics.